ok, the alternator is on thanks to Casey (irjpr) and his parts, the carb is bolted down to my home made studs, the throttle linkage has been fabricated and is in and hooked up, the choke linkage has been fabbed and is in, the electric fan is all hooked up and running great (man that thing flows some air), all of the wiring is done, the fuel lines are hooked up.
ran into two problems that slowed then prevented the firing today...
1. the heater lines on the 258 are smaller than the ones on the 360 so i had to use a 3/4" hose for them and they were consequetially not tightened enough and the jeep appeared to have an incontinence problem when i filled the radiator. --- tightened properly after small aneurism and all was well
2. friend who owns shop (Ronnie) and has graciously allowed me to take over an entire bay of it as well as several of his tools for however long this has taken me refuses to be a party to the initial firing of an engine without an oil pressure guage (the old one was mech and the tube was dry rotted and cracked during the swap). --- have new OEM replacement enroute from Krage (jeepdoc).
hopefully the firing will commence next week when i have my next break from work. then it is off to the exhaust guy where the jeep will be fitted with 2.25" duals through 40 series flows.
the engine will be thoroughly primed prior to the firing (Ronnie says he like to see 60 on the guage and oil spewing from the pushrods before he fires them)
if anyone can think of anything that i have overlooked or that you feel should be addressed before the firing please chime in [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
thanks and i'll be posting the results and updating my website with the rest of the narrative and some more pics as it goes.